Midday Interviews

Midday Interview - January 3, 2013
9:50 am
Thu January 3, 2013

TEDx Hampstead this Saturday

Michael Barber, local TEDx organizer, tells us about the program’s Lifelong Learning theme and the guests featured on its January 12 program: Jock Brandis, AnnaMarie Romero-Lehrer, David Pell and Dr. David Weber.

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Midday Interview - Dec. 12, 2012
12:12 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Sounds of the Season from Stage and Screen

I talked with members of the Wilmington Choral Society about their concert Sounds of the Season from Stage and Screen, 4:00 Sunday afternoon the 16th at the Scottish Rite Temple.  Paula Brinkman, Musical Director and Conductor, and Dave Hardee, Outgoing President, were my guests.  In January the group starts open rehearsals for their spring concert.  No audition required!  Just show up and sing!

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Midday Interview - Dec. 11, 2012
2:36 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Brunswick Holiday Concerts

Tom Smicklas is the new Director of the Brunswick Concert Band.  Debbie Skillman directs the Brunswick Little Theatre Singers.  The two groups are joining to perform Holiday Concerts together – Friday at 7:30pm at Hatch Auditorium on Caswell Beach, and Sunday at 3pm at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.

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Midday Interview - Dec. 7, 2012
2:42 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Phil Furia talks Songbook Live

Phil Furia told us about his checkered past as a barker at an amusement park!  Then we talked about The Great American Songbook Live – Holiday Edition!  There will be two shows on Saturday, December 15 -- at 3pm and 8pm in Thalian Hall’s Rainbow Room.  Phil will be there with his wife Laurie Patterson showing archival photos to illustrate Phil’s stories about the composers and their music, and there’ll be a great group of performers as well (including Jack Krupicka and Julie Rehder,

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Midday Interview - Dec. 6, 2012
1:57 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Miracle on 34th Street

My guests Joe Gallison (left) and Tom Briggs (right)

Thalian Association Community Theatre presents Meredith Willson’s musical stage version of the famous 1947 film Miracle on 34th Street. Tom Briggs directs; Joe Gallison stars as Kris Kringle.  The show opens tonight and runs for two weekends, Thursday-Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3, on Thalian Hall’s Mainstage

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Midday Interview - Dec. 4, 2012
2:25 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

TACT presents J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit"

Garrett Thompson, Mike Thompson, and Aidan Malone

Thalian Association Children’s Theatre (TACT) presents a stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.  This version will be especially good for families with young children because it’s not as scary as the upcoming Peter Jackson film.  The show runs this Friday and Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday at 3pm.  It runs next weekend as well, ending December 16th, at the Hannah Block Historic USO at 2nd and Orange in downtown Wilmington. 

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Midday Interview - Nov. 29, 2012
3:53 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

On the left, Steve Vernon, Artistic Director of Big Dawg Productions. On the right, Melissa Stanley, Director of the current show.

Big Dawg Productions presents It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry, based on the famous Frank Capra film. 

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Midday Interview - Nov. 27, 2012
2:10 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Holiday Train Expo

My guests today were Don Huovenin (left) and Farrell Teague (right). Don and Farrell are members of the Cape Fear Model Railroad Society which has created a Holiday Train Expo in the former Gap Store next to Sears at Independence Mall.  It features many exhibits of model trains (O Gauge, HO and G) some of which are interactive.  You can start and stop the train!  You can load coal!  It’s a great family event, and it runs Fridays from 6 to 9 and Saturdays from 2 to 5 through December 22.

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Midday Interview - Nov. 21, 2012
2:45 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Virginia Belser and David Norris - "A Sense of Place"

I spoke today with the two artists whose exhibit A Sense of Place opens this Friday night from 6 to 9 for Fourth Friday Gallery Night -- Virginia Belser and David Norris.

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Midday Interview - Nov. 20, 2012
2:07 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

"A Christmas Carol" at TheatreNOW

Today I spoke with Hank Toler from TheatreNOW.  The company is putting on a 5-person adaptation of A Christmas Carol.  It previews this Friday and Saturday with a 3-course meal; tickets $38.  The show continues every Friday and Saturday through December 22 with a 4-course Victorian Christmas meal; tickets $48.  The doors open at 5:30; the show begins at 6:30.

For information and reservations visit  TheatreWilmington.com  or call  910-399-NOW (910-399-3669).

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